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No Fry Hara Bhara Kebab / Green Vegetable Patty

Hara Bhara Kebab / Green Vegetable Patty is a very popular starter / appetizer among vegetarians in various parts of India.  So continuing the Appe series, today, I would like to share my recipe of the Hara Bhara Kebabs (Green Vegetable Patty) with you. Although the most commonly available recipes, will have Spinach and Peas as the main patty ingredient.

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My recipe has an extra secret ingredient, Green Bell Peppers / Capsicum. Unlike other recipes, I cook my vegetables differently too. I saute my vegetables instead of boiling them. The best part is that if cooked in an appe pan, you don't have to use any binding agent like corn starch or bread crumbs. I think the combination of my cooking method and my secret ingredient is what makes my Hara Bhara Kebab / Green Vegetable Patty stand out. Why don't you try it out for yourself.
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I haven't come across a lot of people who don't like these Kebabs. On the contrary, most people relish it thinking its something fancy, that they can only order in Indian restaurants. It is always a big hit at parties. Most of all the reason I love to make these Kebabs all the time is that, it is a great way to hide the greens in a patty and the kids love it. We all know Popeye made himself super strong by eating all the Spinach, so my older son R calls them 'Popeye Poppers'.
Health Benefits
mean green veggies

  • Spinach - We all know Spinach for it's ability to fight iron deficiency - anemia. However it also the second richest food source of Vitamin K, after Kale. Vitamin K helps against anti inflammatory problems, promotes bone health and is very necessary in in the blood clotting process.
  • Green Peas - Know for it anti-inflammatory properties.Supports blood sugar regulation.
  • Bell Peppers / Capsicum - Anti-oxidant and anti-cancer benefits.
  • Potatoes - Has the potential to lower blood sugar level. It is a great source of vitamin B6 which promotes cell building, nervous system activity and a key player in athletic performance .

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 green bell pepper / capsicum
  • small head of Broccoli
  • 4 boiled potatoes (medium size), grated
  • 2 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 3 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chaat masala
  • a pinch of turmeric
  • 1 cup thin poha/flatten rice
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to saute the greens

Instructions
instructions

    1. Add green bell pepper ,peas,spinach,Broccoli & green chillies.
    2. Add salt to taste and turmeric (it enhances the color green). Cook the greens until the water has completely evaporated. Once the veggies start sticking the pan, the mixture is ready.

instruction

    • Make a fine paste of the veggies in a chopper. Remember paste not puree.
    • In a mixing bowl, mix the green veggies paste with the grated potatoes.Add in 1 cup of flatten rice/thin poha and mix will till it form a soft dough
    • Make small ball. I have added some string cheese ( for Vegan version you can skip it)

cookin in appe pan

    • Add few drops of oil in the app pan and cook the kebabs..

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    • Once cooked, sprinkle some chaat masala over them, just before serving and serve it with ketchup or mint chutney.

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No-Fry Hara Bhara Kebab / Green Vegetable Patty

No-Fry Hara Bhara Kebab / Green Vegetable Patty

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 green bell pepper / capsicum
  • 4 boiled potatoes (medium size), grated
  • 2 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 3 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chaat masala
  • a pinch of turmeric
  • Split cashews, a handful
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to saute the greens

Instructions

  1. Saute the greens
  2. Pour come oil in a pan, add cumin & chopped ginger. Saute it for a minute.
  3. Add green bell pepper ,peas & spinach.
  4. Add salt to taste and turmeric (it enhances the color green). Cook the greens until the water has completely evaporated. Once the veggies start sticking the pan, the mixture is ready.
  5. Make a fine paste of the veggies in a chopper. Remember paste not puree.
  6. In a mixing bowl, mix the green veggies paste and the grated potatoes. Add in the flatten rice/thin poha and mix well thill it forma a soft dough.
  7. Make small ball .I have added string cheese ( for vegan version skip the cheese)
  8. Add few drops of oil in the app pan and cook the kebabs . Allow them to cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  9. Once cooked, sprinkle some chaat masala over them, just before serving and serve it with ketchup or mint chutney.

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Can you please tell us if this recipe can be made ahead of time and how? Thanks so much. Looks delicious!

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Hi Julie, yes you can make ahead if time .you can keep them in your oven on warm setting.

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Kashmira

Sunday 17th of January 2016

Hi Soniya, I just tried this out and am afraid it didn't turn out too good :( While the outside was perfectly brown and crisp, the inside had a very raw feel and texture. How do I get around this?

Thanks, Kashmira

Soniya Saluja

Sunday 17th of January 2016

Hello Kashmira, I guess you should cook it on low to medium heat and put a lid. Add few more drops of oil.Hope this solves the issue :) Thanks Soniya

Meesha

Sunday 20th of September 2015

Awesome recepies! M loving your blog. I tried the corn dhokla and zucchini tots:)

Soniya Saluja

Sunday 20th of September 2015

Hello Meesha, Thanks for your feed back :) Glad you tried and loved our recipes .. keep posting you thoughts and experiences with us :D

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